Articles in Retirement


6 Ways to Fix Social Security

Here's the problem with Social Security the money coming in is no longer enough to pay full benefits. Workers currently pay into the system through a payroll tax of 6.2% on up to $118,500 of... Read >>


Married and need your Social Security before age 70? What to do

For more on Social Security Spousal Benefits visit our Retirement Center  and check out Rob's post about joint collection strategies . Rob Kron, Managing Director, is the head of Investment... Read >>


Solo 401(k) Plan To Save Investors Thousands Of Dollars In Fees And Charges

According to a recent survey by investment advisory firm Rebalance IRA, 46% of people surveyed thought their 401(k) accounts do not cost them anything. In addition, 19% of the group thought the... Read >>


Deadlines for Retirement-Plan Contributions in 2014

Is it too late to contribute to my retirement savings plan for 2014? S.U., via e mail The deadline for contributing to a 401(k), 403(b) or other employer retirement plan is December 31.... Read >>


Best Social Security Strategies If You're Divorced

Even if you haven't spoken to your ex for years, you may be eligible for benefits based on his or her earnings record. If you left the workforce to care for children or aging parents, or simply... Read >>


Last-Minute Strategies for RMDs From Your Retirement Accounts

If you're 70½ or older, you generally need to take required minimum distributions from your traditional IRAs and your 401(k), 403(b), 457 or Thrift Savings Plan by December 31. If you haven't... Read >>


Best Social Security Strategies for Singles

Considering all the ways couples can boost their benefits, you may feel forsaken by the system if you're single. But although you have fewer options than your married friends, you can still take... Read >>


How to Pass Down a Vacation Home

Betsy Fisher and her two brothers inherited their parents' vacation cottage on Michigan's Big Glen Lake 12 years ago after their father died. They love the place, and they remember with fondness... Read >>


Best Social Security Strategies for Married Couples

Married beneficiaries can claim benefits based on their own earnings record or choose to receive up to 50% of the amount for which their spouse is eligible at full retirement age. If the spouse... Read >>


With Trust, Joint Checking Accounts Can Make Family Finances Easier

By Tony Armstrong for NerdWallet Whether you’ve just gotten married or have a college-bound child, a joint checking account can help you manage your shared finances. It can also spur healthy... Read >>

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